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 Post subject: Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)
Unread postPosted: Thu Dec 02, 2010 7:07 pm 
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Yes , they were animals , koedoe ... no prize for you , in fact go and sit in the corner , wiseguy ... , its the 1st of December , not 1st of April ! :evil:


1 :whistle: 2 :whistle: 3 :whistle: ..............10 :whistle:

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 Post subject: Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)
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No , they weren't whistles either . :twisted:

The answer is contained in a historical account of the KNP .

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Not an easy one ...

James Stevenson Hamilton wrote of the KNP circa 1912 ...
"I made a great advancement in my own mobility by the adoption of a Canadian buckboard drawn by a couple of ponies .... The average rate of travel in the bush was more than doubled .... Whisky and Soda the first two animals I broke to harness ...

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 Post subject: Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)
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1. Who was known as Madabula?
2. What does it mean?
3. What was his offical duties?
4. What was named after him?

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 Post subject: Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)
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Ok this clue will probably give it away - but we have to get the quiz going again... :wall:

The answer to no 4. is:

A mountain pass was named after him :hmz:

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 Post subject: Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)
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OK, seems nobody has read Memories of a Game Ranger. Answers are:

1. Abel Erasmus was nicknamed Madabula
2. Meaning is "The one who shoots"
3. He was the Native Commissioner early in the 20th century.
4. The moutain pass between Lydenburg and Tzaneen - the preferred route by many to Orpen Gate (from Gauteng) - The JG Strijdom tunnel is part of this pass.

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 Post subject: Re: Readers General Quiz (OQ)
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I am busy reading African Eden by James Stevenson-Hamilton , he describes Abel Erasmus as undoubtably the best marksman of all in the lowveld at the time of Bill Sanderson and others , when shooting parties were regularly organised and it was considered dishonourable to shoot at any small game unless it was fleeing .

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Here is one fro the weekend.

What is the name of the Kruger elephant which is now considered to have the biggest tusks. Living elephant, I must add.

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Now where is Aat and the other elephant specialists? I must add that according to the folks at the Elephant Museum at Letaba, there are currently 2 contenders, 1 with the longest tusks and 1 with the heaviest tusks.

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Rooies - seems no-one wants to take a chance... so I'll guess (wildly I might add :mrgreen: )

Timaka - longest
Nwashinangana - heaviest :huh:

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Thanks for participating Nungu :clap: I should ask for permission to go back to the "No Kudu Horns" quiz. At least there is more action :D

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I seem to struggle to stay on-line long enough to post, and now that I can I don't know the answer!
Was in the museum last year, but I really cannot remember the names of the longest and heaviest! The booklet we got landed in my friend's hands. Perhaps I should have kept it! I can't seem to get the information any other place! Mind you, I will definitely do a more thorough study in April!

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Thanks for participating Nungu :clap: I should ask for permission to go back to the "No Kudu Horns" quiz. At least there is more action :D


keep trying , Rooies !

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Nungu, you are correct with the heaviest. :thumbs_up: Longest?

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Rooies, I thought Timaka was a weak guess... let's try Mavalanga for the longest?

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